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Aerial View of Maximum Security Camp Perm 36

Aerial View, Maximum Security Camp Perm 36, 1980-1989

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Illustration depicting an aerial view of Maximum Security Camp, Perm 36 as it existed in its final years of operation between 1980-1989.

Aerial View of Perm 36

Aerial View, Perm 36, 1946-1950

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Illustration of camp at what became known as Perm 36 as it appeared from 1946-1950 showing guards on horseback marching prisoners down the road.

Aerial View of Perm 36 in 1951-1954

Aerial View, Perm 36, 1951-1954

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Illustration of camp at what became known as Perm 36 as it appeared from 1951-1954 depicting prisoners lined up outside their barracks.

Aerial View of Perm 36 in 1954-1972

Aerial View, Perm 36, 1954-1972

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Illustration of camp at what became known as Perm 36 as it appeared from 1954-1972.

Aerial View of Strict Regime Camp

Aerial View, Strict Regime Camp, Perm 36, 1972-1989

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Illustration of Strict Regime Camp, Perm 36 as it existed in 1972-1989.

Painting of a blizzard

After the Blizzard

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Painting by Georgi Karlovich Wagner, from the series "Kolyma," Magadan, 1946-1947.

After the Wende: GDR Jokes D

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George Orwell once wrote, "Every joke is a tiny revolution." In state-socialist societies that had (or have) totalitarian characteristics, individuals found clever ways to carve out areas of freedom for themselves. These may have been areas of social freedom (with family and close friends), physical freedom (at one's small garden cottage), or mental freedom (through humor). There were risks... Read More »

Against Pig-Headedness and Corruption

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Poster criticizing the Stasi - the GDR secret police - prior to March 18, 1990 East German election in which voters overwhelmingly backed unification with West Germany. The red letters in the poster "GEGEN STARRSINN UND KORRUPTION" - "AGAINST PID-HEADEDNESS AND CORRUPTION" - spell out the name of the hated secret agency, and the number "18" alludes to the upcoming balloting.

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Age of Consent Laws

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In western law, the age of consent is the age at which an individual is treated as capable of consenting to sexual activity. Consequently, any one who has sex with an underage individual, regardless of the circumstances, is guilty of a crime. Narrowly concerned with sexual violence, and with girls, originally, since the 19th century the age of consent has occupied a central place in debates... Read More »

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